Somebody Feed Phil, the Book: Untold Stories, Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Favorite Recipes

Simon Element. Oct. 2022. 352p. ISBN 9781982170998. $32.50. COOKING
Rosenthal’s (You’re Lucky You’re Funny) tasty companion book to his Netflix travel series Somebody Feed Phil exudes the same charm, wit, and sweet-and-savory goodness that makes the show must-see comfort food viewing. Each of the TV episodes focuses on the cuisine of one international or U.S. location, including Bangkok, Venice, Lisbon, Hawai‘i, Marrakesh, Mexico City, New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, and more. Each of the 22 chapters covers one location/episode. Rosenthal readily admits he’s not a cook, so the tempting recipes in this book come directly from the chefs and restaurants he visited. This beautifully designed book is filled with color photographs of delicious meals and alluring locations. Recipes range from meat and fish dishes to vegetarian and vegan treats and include mouthwatering desserts, appetizers, and drinks. Few cooks will be able to resist the collard-green melt or pastrami ribs.
VERDICT An irresistible hybrid cookbook/travel book, ideal for readers planning a trip or a meal.
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